Kate brings over 20 years of experience to her coaching and leadership-development work. She specializes in helping individuals and teams explore their own strengths and weaknesses so they can lead by example and make an even bigger contribution to the world. She is passionate about bringing more humanity into the workplace by coaching leaders to become more present, emotionally intelligent and relational.
Kate believes that transformation is possible for everyone. She helps clients identify their unique opportunities—and what may be standing in the way—so that they can become the leaders they were meant to be. Kate believes that reactive management styles are ineffective and that vulnerability-based leadership creates stronger relationships, more authentic connections and better results. Through online 360s, Kate dives deep with clients. Her skill-based approach helps leaders cultivate the communication skills and values that drive success across the organization.
Since 2003, Kate has worked with both corporate and nonprofit clients, including Mozilla, Pinterest, Adobe, DaVita, CBS Interactive, United Way of America, RW Baird, Leo Burnett, Ogilvy and Mather and The Colorado Education Initiative. Her work has been focused on being a part of a deep cultural shift in organizations, where she has helped leaders examine their values, accountability and what it means to be a contributing member of the organization. This has resulted in big shifts—within the organizations themselves, as well as within their shared language, leadership development and understanding of what it means to be a leader.
Kate began her career at Ogilvy & Mather where she eventually rose in the ranks to become Strategic Planner, Senior Director. Her primary focus was on strategic development for such Fortune 500 companies as Ponds, Dove, United Way and Kodak. Kate also served on the faculty of the Coaches Training Institute for nearly eight years where she delivered training throughout North America, Canada, England and South Africa.
Recent Leadership Coaching Clients
EVP, Operations (Technology)
SVP, IT (Financial Services)
Directors, VPs (Technology Companies)
Director, Management Consulting (Training and Development)
SVP, Public Relations (Healthcare)
VP, Operations (Healthcare)
40 Directors and 5 VPs (Multiple Functional Areas, Technology)
There are many leadership training programs, but HumanityWorks training works! The level of energy and communication at Mozilla got better after their trainings. Better discussions, better Directors meetings. Teams care more about the important things and aren’t caught up in the small stuff. Everyone is committed to getting things done and is doing so. They brought in many different tools and many ways to look at and resolve the issues we were grappling with.
The workshop conducted by HumanityWorks for my national United Way team…..really hit the mark. It gave the participants new skills and more confidence to ‘lead the room’ from a place of personal strength—regardless of experience level. The workshop was also a great team-building experience; the group had fun, learned what colleagues saw as ‘powerful’ within them as well as how to support and rely on each other when co-presenting. A week later, they had the opportunity to successfully apply these lessons at our national conference of more than 2,000 attendees.
former Executive Vice President, Brand Strategy and Marketing
United Way of America
HumanityWorks facilitators are able to create a joyful, honest, permissive-but-respectful environment—this has the effect of stripping away the inhibitions of participants. Unlike other trainings I’ve taken part in, participants learned as a team, while improving as individuals, and the effect on the organization was definitely energizing. I regard working with HumanityWorks as a milestone in my career development. I believe they have the ability to make any team more self-aware, collaborative and courageous.
Product Marketing Director
HumanityWorks transforms people and organizations. Their unique process enables leaders to develop their innate strength, while elevating their focus and effectiveness. They are reinventing organizations with authentic and compassionate leadership at the center, and bringing forward a new generation of mindful business.
former Director of Global User Engagement
Kate and HumanityWorks have been excellent partners with us in the design of some of our leadership programs. They bring great ideas, knowledge and a commitment to creating an impactful experience that we’ve really appreciated. The programs they build with us remain some of our most highly-rated trainings.
Head of Learning and Development
Mergers and acquisitions are never easy—yet, HumanityWorks keen facilitation and program design was pivotal in bringing leadership together to move us forward to success. The leadership conference participants raved about the interactivity and, more importantly, the significant changes we saw in each other over a day-and-a-half period. I would highly recommend HumanityWorks, and gladly work with them again, and again and again.